The Academy of Parish Clergy, Inc. announces the 2011 Book of the Year Award to be Building Cultures of Trust by Martin E. Marty (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company). The Book of the Year Award is given to the best book published for parish ministry in the previous year. In addition, the Reference Book of the Year Award is given to Mark (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible series) by William C. Placher (Westminster/John Knox Press). These awards were made at the Annual Conference of the Academy, February 15-17, 2011, at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, Orlando, FL. Dr. Raymond Williams received the award on behalf of Bill Placher, who died prior to the publication of this commentary.
In addition to the Book of the Year, the Academy has selected the following books as the Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry published in 2010. The following list, after the listing for Martin Marty is listed alphabetically according to title.
2011 Book of the Year List (all books published in 2010)
Building Cultures of Trust by Martin E. Marty (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)
A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming The Faith by Brian D. McLaren (HarperOne)
Death and Afterlife: A Theological Introduction by Terence Nichols (Brazos Press)
Hannah's Child: A Theological Memoir by Stanley Hauerwas (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)
Listening to Children of the Spiritual Journey: Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture by Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May (Baker)
Made For Goodness: And Why this Makes All the Difference by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu (HarperOne)
Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up In Christ by Eugene H. Peterson (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)
Preaching the Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming God's Presence by Stanley P. Saunders (Westminster/John Knox)
Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation by Carol Howard Merritt (The Alban Institute)
Through Their Eyes: A Peoples View of the Global Church by F. Dean Leuking (Trya Books)
Reference Book of the Year
Mark (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible series) by William C. Placher (Westminster/John Knox)